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Daily Fantasy Diagnosis: 11.5 (Dimemag.com)

by on Nov.05, 2009, under Quick hits

I’ve been posting daily fantasy recaps on Dimemag.com each morning and will now post alternate versions of those on this blog. You can read the original posts at Dimemag.com every morning, or you can head on back here to read a variation of it.

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CP3 might be playing with extra fire in him nowadays and that's a good thing for his fantasy owners. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

CP3 might be playing with extra fire in him nowadays and that's a good thing for his fantasy owners. (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Beast of the Night: Chris Paul squeaks by Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and David Lee with his 39 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals, along with 61 percent (14-23) shooting from the floor and perfect (8-8) shooting from the line. He also hit 3 treys in an overtime victory over Dallas.

Notable lines:
Amar’e Stoudemire – 10-21 FG (48%), 5-7 FT (71%), 25 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 TO

Jason Terry – 12-18 FG (67%), 7-10 FT (70%), 4 3ptm, 35 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO

Jamal Crawford – 10-15 FG (67%), 3-4 FT (75%), 3 3ptm, 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 TO

Monta Ellis – 10-23 FG (43%), 4-6 FT (67%), 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 12 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 TO

Spencer Hawes – 3-9 FG (33%), 6 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 TO (finally starting)

Allen Iverson – 8-12 FG (67%), 2-6 FT (33%), 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 TO; Played 28 minutes, Mike Conley (8 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 5 TO, 30 minutes) and O.J. Mayo (14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 2 TO) were impacted negatively.

Arron Afflalo – 5-8 FG (63%), 4-5 FT (80%), 1 3ptm, 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 TO

Ryan Anderson – 8-14 FG (57%), 3-3 FT (100%), 3 3ptm, 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Brendan Haywood – 6-12 FG (50%), 4-4 FT (100%), 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk, 1 TO

Quentin Richardson – 7-10 FG (70%), 5 3ptm, 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 TO

Jose Calderon – 4-11 FG (36%), 1 3ptm, 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk, 1 TO

Larry Hughes – 2-10 FG (20%), 1-2 FT (50%), 2 3ptm, 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 TO

Waiver wire watch:
Anthony Morrow – 24 Pts, 4 3ptm, 1 Reb, 1 TO

Oleksiy Pecherov – 24 Pts, 1 3ptm, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 TO (benefits from Kevin Love’s absence)

Will Bynum – 16 Pts, 2 3ptm, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 TO (benefits from Richard Hamilton’s absence)

Udonis Haslem – 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 TO

Eduardo Najera/Josh Boone – Both are worth considering, especially in deeper leagues, so long as Yi is out.

Chuck Hayes/Carl Landry – Both will be inconsistent, but they play for a short-handed Rockets team and could be worth owning on most weeks.

Andres Nocioni – 14 Pts, 1 3ptm, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 TO (started last night)

Injuries:
Tyrus Thomas (flu): didn’t practice on Wednesday, not traveling with the team for tonight’s game, underlying issues with team are worrisome

Andrew Bynum (elbow): sprained it on the last play of the game, will have MRI today

Mike Miller (shoulder): sprained it on Tuesday, hopes to return in a week or so

Richard Hamilton (ankle): doubtful for next two games

Pau Gasol (hamstring): could return soon

Daequan Cook (shoulder): out indefinitely

Yi Jianlian (knee): out at least three weeks

Who to watch tonight:
Carlos Boozer, John Salmons, Luol Deng, Delonte West, Richard Jefferson

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